Islamabad: 22,600 free tickets have been provided to the employees of Pakistan’s national airline PIA during the last three years.
This has been stated by Federal Minister for Aviation and Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq in the written answers to be submitted in the National Assembly.
The central leader of Pakistan Muslim League (N) and Federal Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq told the National Assembly in writing that during the last three years, 22,600 free tickets were provided to PIA officers and personnel, of which 19,500 were free tickets. 3000 were domestic while 3000 were foreign travel.
In the written answers submitted to the National Assembly, it was informed that during the last three years, the national airline had an income of Rs. .
In the same context, the federal minister said that in 2019, 147 billion rupees, 95 billion rupees in 2020 and 86 billion rupees in 2021 were earned by the national airline.
In a written reply, Khawaja Saad Rafiq informed the National Assembly that the expenditure of 74 billion 55 crores was incurred on the payment of salaries to the PIA staff, the engine and its repair, while the expenditure in 2020 was 38 billion 88 crores and in 2021 it was 35 billion rupees. Stayed.
Federal Minister for Aviation Khawaja Saad Rafiq told the National Assembly that 26 of the 31 aircraft in PIA’s fleet are operational while five are inactive, including three Boeing 777 and two ATR 72 aircraft. are